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Singing God's WordsThe Performance of Biblical Chant in Contemporary Judaism$
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Jeffrey Summit

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780199844081

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199844081.001.0001

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The Torah Service and the Re-creation of Revelation

The Torah Service and the Re-creation of Revelation

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(p.59) 3 The Torah Service and the Re-creation of Revelation
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Singing God's Words
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Jeffrey A. Summit

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199844081.003.0003

Torah is read in the context of a special service embedded in the larger worship service and, in Chapter 3, I explain the structure and content of that service. I also consider how worshippers experience unique aspects of that service—the Torah processional and acts of veneration, such as kissing the Torah. The Torah service has a complex cast of characters and I explain the roles they play and how women and men understand and approach their participation in this religious and cultural performance. The Jewish mystics taught that when the Torah scroll is open, so are the gates of mercy and, as such, the Torah service is seen as an especially propitious time for petition in prayer.

Keywords:   Worship, Liturgy, Veneration, Procession, Ritual, Roles, Mysticism

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